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people here in new york city, a lot by overhead power lines, the trees are going to blow into the power lines and the power is going to go out. you have the raging floodwaters that came in two feet higher that came over the walls. we built protections for the substations a foot and a half higher than the most historic storm surge ever to hit new york and it still couldn't handle it. i mean, this was just off the charts and unfortunately we are where we are and unfortunately just like all of the other utilities up and down the east coast right now, trying to recover and get everybody back as quick as we can. >> i appreciate you coming on the show and i hope you can get everybody back in manhattan and as you say the wider area it could be another week. can you guarantee that everybody will be back on a week by saturday, for instance? >> we're saying that we're going to get almost everybody. virtually everyone back by next weekend and then there will still be more to go after that. unfortunately, with storms like this, with -- you're talking about trees going into power lines, coming down
. drivers getting angry, very, very angry. 88 deaths and at least 37 in new york city. why is it taking so long to fix this? i'll speak to one of the top people at con edison. residents are pleading for help of the storm that tossed boats around like toys. i'll talk to some of them in just a moment. and another huge storm could hit next week. i'll talk to chad myers about that. in the wake of a superstorm, climate change. and five days until election day. listen to what mitt romney said in virginia beach earlier. >> would you want four more years where -- i think it will be helpful to have a president who actually understands job creation. >> our cnn orc poll shows obama at 50 and romney at 48. we begin with one of the hardest hit areas from hurricane sandy, staten island where the death toll continues to rise. with me now is the assemblywoman of new york nicole malliotakis and another resident of staten island, anthony, who rescued his brother from the storm. welcome to you both. >> thank you very much. >> let me start with you, if i may, assemblywoman. this is what the staten island pres
insisting this sunday's new york city marathon would go on, mayor bloomberg canceled the race. many were outraged the city would take valuable efforts away from the recovery efforts for the marathon. tonight, city hall and race officials have called it off. meanwhile, look at this. cars lined up for miles to get gas. drivers in some cases waiting 20 hours as the supply dwindles, fighting with each other. there's one report that a guy pu pulled a gun at one gas station. tonight the military is delivering fuel to the disaster zone, sending 24 million gallons of extra gas, a welcome sign. the obama administration is hiring trucks to bring the gas to staging areas. all this is unfolding four days before the general election. president obama and governor romney fighting it out for every last vote, especially in the key state of ohio. today the latest cnn poll shows obama with a very slight edge there, but there's everything to play for. today, the last jobs report before election day was released. unemployment ticking up to 7.9%, but at the same time, 171,000 jobs were created. no surprise, b
and empathy for the groups, his visit. i think he was smart not to go into new york city, where it's too congested, too many problems. i think he's also done well in terms of showing the power of the office by just the latest move of having the military assist in delivery of fuel. it also shows up the hollowness of governor romney, his flip-flopping. for example, on the issue of fema, he was suggesting months ago that maybe you don't need a federal emergency management agency, maybe you can just let each state fend for itself. now, imagine where we would be if someone had actually taken that advice and killed fema. you would have new york, new jersey, each fighting with each other for scarce resources, for fuel, for power, for electric line repair, competing against each other to bring in assistance from other states instead of having someone to coordinate it and push it. >> we obviously saw the extraordinary scenes this week in many ways of governor christie in new jersey, sort of metaphorically putting his arm around the president, telling him what a great president he was. last thing
news tonight. a nightmare in new york city. hundreds of thousands of people trying to fight their way on buses. traffic at a standstill outside of our studio here in columbus circle. 1.7 million people without power in the wake of superstorm sandy. a storm that killed 56 people. the crisis is far from over. ambulances tonight lining up outside of new york's bellvue hospital to evacuate 700 patients. pumps that supply oil to generators are under water. the new jersey flames raging through the shore town of mantoloking. but picture of the day has to be this. the mutual admiration society saw president and governor chris christie. this is what the president promised the victims of superstorm sandy. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all of the help you need until you rebuild. >> meanwhile, six days until election day, mitt romney is in the must-win state of florida with a new bipartisan tone. >> i've got to be able to reach across the aisle and get good democrats and republicans to work together. good democrats love america, just like good
time for many people on the east coast. in new york it seems as almost two cities now. you have the half with power, upwards of 40th street and below 40th street a nightmare with no power. traffic, absolute chaos out there. i had to walk earlier because it was gridlock. what can you tell me about the subway, about power and when new york will be back on its feet? >> well, that's a question a lot of people are asking. it is obvious from what we witnessed today it will take a while before new york gets to what it used to be. today, what we witnessed, thousands of people walking across the queensboro bridge. some trying to make it home tonight. that's what we have been seeing throughout the day, not just here at the queensboro bridge but also at the brooklyn bridge. saw that as well. people trying to get in and out of the city without subway service, without train service. foot was the only way you can do, by walking. we had the buses running. even that was a nightmare for some. some people telling us they waited three, four hours, piers to get on a bus today. a little more than an
to see which trains and subways will be running in and out of the city. >> a tale of cities in new york and for those who have got no power and the longer this goes on the more people will be feeling angry and concerned and it is up to authorities to allay the concern. a few communication problems but you did gra great job, as always. thank you ve much. >>> hundreds of patients are being evacuated including newborn kids after the storm knocked power at. it is happening at bellvue hospital. sanjay gupta is joining us. this is an awful situation. yesterday we had nyu saying come on, how can you not be ready for this? you are on water. you have been through hurricanes before. you were warned for a week. this is going to be the big one. how are these generators at nyu and bellvue, backup generators, why are they failing? >> well let me put it to you like this. -- this is bellvue behind me. earer rheely dark. i go by the hospital a lot and never seen it like this before. but the generators are spread sporadically throughout the hospital. what the jen nagenerators need fuel, oil. it is often
tonight, the nor'easter bearing down on new york and new jersey tonight. new york city's death toll has risen tonight. we are live in one of the hardest hit areas. jo joining me now, top strategist, david axelrod. >> it was a great night to be in that room with that crowd and the sense of joy frankly and spoke to the young volunteers and staff. and it was a very movingen count counter. when was the moment that you thought we've got this it is all going to plan. >> when the vote started getting counted we knew quickly we have a fairly sophisticated model. we knew when we were hitting our targets and our folks were skilled and when we saw the votes coming in, in ohio and virginia, and then in florida, there was a sense that this could be an earlier evening than we thought. we looked at the demographics. pretty much across the board you had a good night on women, independence, younger people. african-americans, it was a pretty big sweeping area of people coming into vote again for you guys. were you pleased about the level of the turnout? and the breath of it. you know, the question that w
days after super storm sandy. new york city's death toll has risen today to 41 from sandy. and the airlines have been forced to cancel more than 1700 flights. we are live in one of the hardest hit areas. joining me now, top strategist, david axelrod. david, you must be feeling pretty chafed? >> yes, it was a great night, piers. to be in that room at mccormick place last night with that crowd and the sense of joy and idealism and patriotism, frankfully, that was evident in that room. and today the president came by the campaign headquarters and spoke to the young volunteers. not volunteers, but staff. and it was a very moving encounter. so this has been a tremendous 24 hours. >> when was the moment last night, if you're honest, that you thought, we got this, it's all going according to plan? >> when the vote started getting counted we knew quickly we have you know, we have a fairly sophisticated model. we had projections. we knew when we were hitting our targets and our folks were skilled and when we saw the votes coming in, in ohio and virginia -- first it was virginia, an
in new york city less than a week after sandy's fury, temperatures are dropping and anger is rising, amid storm-tossed appliance and debris with no power, with american flags flying proudly, the people of this community determined to vote if they can figure out where. here is why it is so important a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll find a whopping 67% of voters aprove of his handling of super storm sandy. susan candiotti is live for us in the rockaways -- susan candiotti in the rockaways. tell me what is the mood on the ground there like? we have seen the approval ratings for the president pretty high 67%. on the other hand, lots of people still suffering. what swt reis the real mood, do think? >> reporter: certain any this area, piers there is a real mood of frustration. people here are torn, you can see why. just look all around me, i'm standing on a boardwalk here, this used to be part of a miles long boardwalk that ran along the ocean and now, sandy had broken it up and has sent it down the streets and it's lined with all kinds of debris from homes that have been flooded here.
would get lots and lots of bills and go visit all my friends and family out in new york city. >> well, i would buy lionel messy and christian renaldo and take them to my arsenal soccer
it is in the next door town in egypt wit the next door town. it's one sixth the density of new york city. there's a lot of myths going on around gaza. there are luxury hotels, there are rich people and a lot of poor people. when you start saying poverty is an excuse for terrorism and sending rockets, there are a lot poorer places than gaza. >> you're in contact with hamas, what in the end do they hope to achieve? they can't blow their way to victory here. they may win a few skirmishes, battles, but they're not going to win the war overtime, are they? >> hamas is an organization that won an election in 2006. and we didn't like it that they won the election, and they were undermined. we cut them off, that's where the beginning of the siege was. and israeli officials at the time, israeli government officials said our policy toward gaza is to put the palestinians on a diet. there's malnutrition in gaza, it's not open. you can talk about two luxury hotels that are there that serve three or four people, this is an impoverished part of the world that is more deeply impoverished now than before the isr
probably would get lots and lots of bills and go visit all of my family and friends out in new york city. >> well,
called new york city officials as well as me, myself, here in new jersey directly himself. made fema available. hud available. even talked to the secretary of education, arnie duncan, who reached out. that is ridiculous this president has leaned in heavily, not on a partisan nature, more of a human and heart, cut through red tape and made sure that places like this here in newark, new jersey, were getting the resources we need. >> polls show this is a knife's edge election. what do you think will be the determining factor in the end? >> i think people will see the truth of what the president has done. nobody, as bill clinton said so eloquently in the democratic convention, no president since fdr inherited the kind of mess, the kind of challenges people in this area really do remember, the kind of fear, the free fall of our economy. he has turned that around. cities like mine, we see it still hurting. unemployment is extremely high. but hell this is newark, new jersey's, biggest economic development period of growth since the 1950s, first new hotels in downtown in 40 years, first new
to that attack. i'll talk to senator john mccain in a minute. >>> in new york city, president obama meets with storm survivors where more than 25,000 households are still without power. more than two weeks after super storm sandy hit. >>> we begin with the big story. the latest on the benghazi hearings. joining me is pentagon correspondent barbara starr and intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly. welcome to you both. barbara, this is really fascinating me. so general petraeus who has been at the center of this huge scandal tomorrow morning will testify at a congressional hearing about benghazi, and your information from a very good source, i think is really, really significant. it's basically, i have been listening to you for the last couple of hours, petraeus basically says he knew the moment this happened that it was a group called answar al sharia and that after that there was a stream of other intelligence saying it may be linked to the video we all knew about but his belief was always that it was this group and they had to rule out the other intelligence before they could officiall
because it was complete gridlock. what can you tell me about when new york will be back on its feet? >> that is a question that a lot of people are asking. it is going to take a while before new york gets to what it used to be. today we witnessed thousands of people walking across the queensboro bridge. that is what we have been seeing throughout the day today. saw that as well. without subway service and train service. foot was the only way to do it. we had the buses running but that was a nightmare for some. actually just more than an hour ago as we were out here as a bus stop we witness ed a crush of people here. some of them had clearly lost their patients and there was swearing going on pushing and shoving and everyone who had been lined up again for hours -- >> tomorrowbati based on what t mayor is saying, things should look better. we are expected to see the long island railroad as well as on some subways. again, i say limited service. commuters can go online and check with the mta to find out which trains will be running in order to get into and out of the city. >> it is def
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